A potent Salmon Salad that tastes even higher than it seems! Vibrant flavors with an appropriate kind of textures – and the Asian Ginger Sesame Dressing offers these excellent flavors!
- 3 – 4 salmon fillets, skinless
- 3/4 tsp salt and pepper, each
- 1 tbsp oil
- 250g / 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 cucumber, sliced (or 1 English/telegraph long cucumber)
- 1 large avocado , cut into 1.5cm / 2/3″ pieces
- 6 red radish, sliced
- 150g / 5 oz leafy crisp lettuce of choice (6 big handfuls)
- 1 cup edamame, cooked per packet (Note 1)
- 1 green onion, finely sliced on diagonal
- 1/4 cup crispy fried shallots (Note 2)
ASIAN GINGER SESAME DRESSING:
- 2 tbsp soy sauce (light or all-purpose)
- 2 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar (aka rice wine vinegar Note 3)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil (toasted, Note 4)
- 3 tbsp olive oil (or other neutral-flavored oil)
- 1.5 tsp sugar, any type
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Place dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
- Sprinkle both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Place salmon in upside down (ie skin side up), cook for 3 minutes or until deep golden.
- Turn and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes, or until cooked to your taste.
- Remove onto a plate and cool for 5 minutes.
- Place lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle with a bit of dressing and toss.
- Place lettuce in a large serving bowl (or individual plates). Top with salmon, then place tomato, cucumber, avocado, edamame and radish in piles around it.
- Sprinkle with green onion and crispy shallots.
- Just prior to serving, drizzle all over with remaining Dressing.
1. Edamame – these are soybean that have been podded, the taste and texture is like peas! Addictive Japanese snacking food, fab for salads.2. Crispy fried shallots can be purchased at Coles/Woolworths in Australia and Asian grocery stores. They are crispy salt fried shallots (green onion) pieces that are used as a garnish in Asian cooking. They add fabulous texture and flavor to anything from salads to soups, to stir-fries to fried rice!3. Rice Vinegar aka rice wine vinegar – sub with apple cider vinegar, white wine or champagne vinegar. Or use slightly less normal white vinegar (don’t use balsamic)4. Sesame Oil – toasted is brown and has a stronger sesame taste, untoasted is yellow.5. Nutrition per serving, assuming all Dressing is consumed.Open Next Page To See More!